research has found that an amazing array
of symptoms and disease are linked to gluten intolerance.
can range from full blown Celiac Disease
(a chronic condition that occurs when gluten triggers an
system response that damages the
small intestines) to a milder form of sensitivity causing
numerous health complications.
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, spelt,
some oats (through
contamination), many cosmestics and
most processed foods. It is a staple of the American diet.
Celiac Disease affects
one in 133 people in the US, many of
them undiagnosed. Nearly one-third of the American
population may be affected
by the milder sensitivity
sensitivity creates inflammation in the body with
wide ranging effects throughout all organ systems,
heart, joints, digestive tract and more.
Diseases linked to this sensitivity include most
such as rheumatoid arthritis,
fibromyalgia and lupus, plus anemia, cancer, psoriasis,
osteoporosis, irritable bowel
disease and heart problems.
Gluten may also be linked to psychiatric and neurological
disorders, including depression,
anxiety and autism. The list of connections between
gluten sensitivity and health issues is
For those with
full blown Celiac Disease it becomes clear
cut that all gluten must be avoided in the diet. For the
large part of
the population suffering from gluten intolerance
the need for avoidance may not be so obvious, but it is just as
vital to achieving optimal health. Once gluten is removed
from the diet, whole clusters of seemingly unrelated symptoms
may disappear, including fatigue, joint pain, respiratory
infections, memory and concentration problems, muscle cramps,
heart palpatations, bloating and unexplained weight gain.
eliminating gluten from your diet and you may discover
many beneficial and surprising changes in your physical
mental well being, including more energy and improved
Invest in a healthy tomorrow by going gluten free today!
Our disclaimer: We are not medical practitioners, we are bakers with a passion
for exploring alternative avenues to optimal health through informed and innovative food choices.